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Sysco Corp. and US Foods Inc., the two largest broadline distributors in the country, claim their $3.5 billion merger wouldn’t harm buyers because they face competition from specialty product distributors, narrower "systems" distributors that cater to chain restaurants, and wholesale cash-and-carry outlets. (Credit: Getty)

Customers Say Sysco, US Foods Only Options In Merger Fight

Executives at a brewery, a ski resort and a health care group purchasing organization testified Wednesday in D.C. federal court that a proposed $3.5 billion merger between Sysco Corp. and US Foods Inc. would leave the food distribution giants without a clear competitor as the Federal Trade Commission tries to block the deal.

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